70 – Space Review article: Should NASA build spacefaring logistics infrastructure?

On January 9, 2017, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.) In the 1990s, I began to focus on how to build an integrated spacefaring logistics infrastructure to open outer space to true commercial human spacefaring operations. While the United States has Continue reading 70 – Space Review article: Should NASA build spacefaring logistics infrastructure?

69 – Space Review article: A Trump Administration path to advance commercial space solar power

On December 12, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.) Author’s note: This article mostly recapped comments that I made in articles published earlier in 2016 at The Space Review. The political, economic, and energy security potential of space-based sustainable energy Continue reading 69 – Space Review article: A Trump Administration path to advance commercial space solar power

68 – Understanding Why Wind and Ground Solar Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

America faces two critical challenges this century. The first is responding to the uncertainty that the abnormally high and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level will have detrimental environmental consequences for human civilization. The second is replacing the diminishing U.S. technically recoverable fossil fuel endowment with new non-fossil fuel energy Continue reading 68 – Understanding Why Wind and Ground Solar Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

67 – Understanding Why Nuclear Power Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

  America faces two critical challenges this century. The first is responding to the uncertainty that the abnormally high and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level will have detrimental environmental consequences for human civilization. The second is replacing the diminishing U.S. technically recoverable fossil fuel endowment with new non-fossil fuel Continue reading 67 – Understanding Why Nuclear Power Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

66 – Understanding America’s Energy Security Challenge

  Fossil fuels now provide about 80 percent of the energy Americans use. While everyone understands that these are non-renewable energy sources, Americans act as if they were. The reality is that America’s remaining technically recoverable oil, natural gas, and coal endowment is finite. As America achieves energy independence and Continue reading 66 – Understanding America’s Energy Security Challenge